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THE SIXTH NOT REALLY ANNUAL FREAKY TRIGGER FOOD SCIENCE DAY – Part 2
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Welcome back to part 2! See here for part 1.
5.58pm. A quick beverage pH check before the next round of experiments: the acidity of prosecco is 3, Badger’s Fursty Ferret is 4, a substance known as ‘Sainsbury’s Craft Brewed Lager&#82[…]

THE SIXTH NOT REALLY ANNUAL FREAKY TRIGGER FOOD SCIENCE DAY – Part 1
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Over the Bank Holiday weekend your band of trusty FT regulars held (by our reckoning) the SIXTH Freaky Trigger Food Science Day, a combination of careful experiments and shockingly bad puns, dedicated to our friend and FT poster Liz Daplyn.
2pm. Sci[…]

food science (supplementary): the QUATERMASS EGGzPERIMENT
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(held over from last year in the name of all that is holy promoting future enquiry)
AIM: To explore the viability of egg polycookery
APPARATUS: Many eggs, hot oil, wooden spoon, boiling saucepan, non-stick frying pan, wok. (more…)[…]

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Food Science Day 8: The Truth about Pink Wine
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AIM: To determine whether pink wine is just red and white wine mixed together.
APPARATUS: Glasses. Pen. Paper. Sample of food scientists.
INGREDIENTS: One bottle each of cheap red, white and pink wine.
METHOD: A glassful of pink wine was poured, and […]

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Food Science Day 7: b-b-but is it SOPORIFIC*?
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AIM: To examine whether Beatrix Potter named Ginger and Pickles, her least-known children’s book, after her favourite condiment.
APPARATUS: Chopping board, sharp knife, small bowl
INGREDIENTS: fresh ginger, gherkins.
METHOD: Obviously gherkins[…]

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FOOD SCIENCE DAY 6: Whipping Marmite Til It Goes White
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AIM: To confirm that Marmite, when whipped, goes white: as claimed by me for so long that I cannot remember if I made it up or not.
APPARATUS: Small (but surprisingly expensive) jar of Marmite. A bowl. A fork. Lots of men with strong wrists.
METHOD: […]

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FOOD SCIENCE DAY 5: Feast of Flying Fruit
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Aim:To determine the most aerodynamic fruit by means of distance travelled when hurled through the air.
Apparatus: Park. Measuring Device (Interweb journalist Tom E.). Throwing Device (Interweb hardman Mark C.). The following varieties of fruit: appl[…]

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Food Science Day 4: The Culinary Art of the Bad Pun 1
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AIM: To establish whether a bad pun can lead you to inventing a delicious new dish. In this case: LYCHEES ON TOAST
APPARATUS: Pestle & mortar; grill
INGREDIENTS: 1 middle-sized tin lychees; 3 slices of bread; 1 slice’s worth of butter for […]

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FOOD SCIENCE DAY 3: The Experiment We Did Not Do
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AIM: To see if the BabyBel advert is correct and that BabyBels break the laws of conservation of energy by being able to bounce higher than where they were dropped from.
APPARATUS: A third floor balcony. A BabyBel (like this one, but not this one be[…]

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FOOD SCIENCE DAY 2: can you AVOCADO CAKE and EAT IT?
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AIM: To see if avocado is nature’s butter (2). If it is, can you bake a cake with avocado instead of butter?
APPARATUS: Cake tin with removable base, various bowls, electric whisk, blender, sieve, dessert spoon, sharp knife; 4 eggs, 12 oz sel[…]

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